Surfboard Art


I was accepted to participate in the Mission Hills San Diego Art Walk in April. One of the opportunities artist could apply for was to create an art project on a recycled surfboard that will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for Art Reach San Diego, which helps keep art programs in schools.

While I was in PA my husband was able to go down to pick up a used, recycled surfboard for me supplied by ReRip.

I was so excited to get started on this project right after we arrived in San Diego! I first had to clean and remove any wax on the board, then I primed it with Kills primer.

Next, I drew out my design on the board.

Then I started painting using a pallet knife. Because the board was used there were lots of small divots. By using the palette knife painting technique I was able to fill in the deeper divots and also hid them by the texture of the paint.

All the colors were on and then it was time to lay the lines down. This is always the most nerve wracking part for me! One mistake and it’s so hard to cover up the black paint!

Thankfully I didn’t make any mistakes!  Kona enjoyed sleeping in the sun as I worked.

I put many layers of a high gloss clear coat on it once the lines were done. It was so shiny and it definitely made the colors pop! Since I had to wait for paint to dry in between steeps I took the time to work on my tan.

The final project! I was so happy with the way it came out!

The Board was  on display durning Mission Federal Art Walk 4/27 & 4/28

I was so excited to see that the board sold and I was able to help raise money for ArtReach San Diego!